Hoshea 14

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Hoshea (Book of Hosea), Chapter 14

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'2 Return, O Israel, unto HaShem thy G-d; for thou hast stumbled in thine iniquity.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'3 Take with you words, and return unto HaShem; say unto Him: 'Forgive all iniquity, and accept that which is good; so will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'4 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses; neither will we call any more the work of our hands our gods; for in Thee the fatherless findeth mercy.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'5 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely; for Mine anger is turned away from him.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'6 I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall blossom as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'7 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his fragrance as Lebanon.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'8 They that dwell under his shadow shall again make corn to grow, and shall blossom as the vine; the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'9 Ephraim shall say: 'What have I to do any more with idols?' As for Me, I respond and look on him; I am like a leafy cypress-tree; from Me is thy fruit found.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'10 Whoso is wise, let him understand these things, whoso is prudent, let him know them. For the ways of HaShem are right, and the just do walk in them; but transgressors do stumble therein.

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Portions © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant. Portions © 1998 by Larry Nelson.